Tasting Notes: Home Is Where The Beer Is

Tasting the beers that you should be drinking. Discover. Order. Enjoy.

One of the most exciting characteristics of craft beer is diversity. A major factor in shaping a brewery’s identity, their beer, and ingredients from which it is constructed, is geography. The storied histories of towns and cities still help define modern beer – Manchester Bitter and London Porter still rest in the pint glasses of the young and old. And while the recipes may well have been updated for contemporary drinkers, you can still taste the heritage, picture the skylines, and retrace your steps across the cobblestones when you take a sip.

As an individual who originally hails from the North West of England, the arrival Marble beers HonestBrew online bottleshop was a cause for celebration. A taste home that deserves to be enjoyed by beer lovers far and wide.

It’s incredibly interesting to witness how tribal many individuals get about beer, supporting breweries with the same unwavering loyalty as the football team they adopted as a child – just like football, sometimes it doesn’t matter if a corporation swoops in to buy a piece of history. 

Upon a recent trip to Falmouth I witnessed pints of St Austell’s Tribute and Skinner’s Betty Stogs (both perfectly acceptable bitters brewed by family-run breweries) take precedence in pubs, and restaurants and chip shops throughout the picturesque and proudly Cornish town – despite allure of Verdant’s spectacularly hoppy brews on the horizon.

Their are several reasons for this, but one undeniable cause is the place that such beers hold in the hearts and minds of drinkers – some of an older generation, some who have simply inherited them.  

Craft isn’t solely defined by a point on a map. Nevertheless, it’s always exciting to take a journey. Craft crosses borders and marries contrasting approaches to brewing. It doesn’t always make it good, but it definitely doesn’t automatically make it bad. Craft beer lovers constantly thirst for something new and exciting,  but as I said, it’s good to have a taste of home once in a while.

Every time I drink Marble beers I travel back to rainy Manchester. A fresh bottle of Kernel Export India Porter fills my mind with visions of foggy Victorian London – despite the horizon beyond the window being dominated by glass and steel. A Wild Beer Co brew transports me to the vibrant Somerset wilds. Modern beer encourages us to adventure, and while the trip might not involve a train, or plane, or even a time machine, there’s an invitation to journey to a temporary yet wonderfully inviting beer lover’s home inside many a bottle or can. 

Discover more Marble, Kernel & Wild Beer Co. in the online Bottleshop.